Airplane Crash - Winton, Australia 09/22/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Winton, Australia


Date09/22/1966
Time13:03
LocationWinton, Australia
OperatorAnsett ANA
Flight #149
RouteMount Isa - Longreach
TypeVickers Viscount 832
RegistrationVH-RMI
Cn/In416
Aboard24
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryAbout 150 miles from Longreach, fire was reported in No. 1 and 2 engines. While the plane was making an emergency descent, the left wing broke away due to weakening by the fire. After failure of the wing, the plane broke up in mid-air and crashed. Loosened bolts led to the loss of the oil lubricating unit causing the bearings to heat and catching the engines on fire. Subsequently, a locking mechanism was installed on the bolts to prevent any future accidents of this kind.

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